Community fund application process to open July 1st
Clare Fine Gael Senator, Tony Mulcahy says a €5m Government fund will be opened to community and voluntary sector organisations from next.
The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) together with the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and the Department of Health (DOH) are sponsoring the Dormant Accounts Fund, which is being made available to provide a range of supports for disadvantaged groups and local communities.
According to Senator Mulcahy: "This vitally important fund is aimed at financing eight Measures that promote youth employment; supports for home carers; capital grants for social enterprises; initiatives to prevent substance misuse; and supports for people with disabilities."
"The Fund will be open to eligible community and voluntary sector organisations, local development companies and statutory and other public agencies from with a closing date of . Applications will be sought from eligible organisations under the Measures, which will be administered and managed by Pobal."
Full details on each of the Measures and the online application process are available on the Dormant Accounts Fund page at www.pobal.ie.